Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability of a man to achieve and maintain an erection. There are two types of ED: physiological and psychological. In 90% of men under the age of 50, the disease is caused by psychological problems.
Prevention is the best treatment
A healthy stable erection depends on many factors – muscular functioning, good blood flow, the absence of nervous tension, psychological comfort, etc. Most often, the basis of the disease is medical problems. Compliance with simple recommendations helps to improve the potency at any age and to avoid erectile dysfunction.
Nutrition. Since ED is caused by insufficient blood flow to the penis, you should include in your diet foods that stimulate blood circulation: leafy greens (nitrates), dark chocolate (flavonoids), oysters and shellfish (zinc). Antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes, berries and watermelons, can also help prevent ED. The general rule is that any food that is good for heart health and blood circulation will also help prevent ED;
Healthy weight. Being overweight can lead to an unhealthy heart, causing unhealthy blood circulation, which ultimately leads to ED;
Maintain healthy cholesterol. Several studies have shown that elevated cholesterol can worsen an erection, as the arteries become clogged, disrupting healthy blood circulation;
Watch for medications. Some medicines used to treat high blood pressure, as well as some anti-depressants, can affect your libido and erection;
Do not abuse alcohol. Although there is no specific link between alcoholic beverages and ED, regular alcohol intake can cause this condition, as this can lead to nerve damage and an imbalance in male sex hormones;
Avoid anabolic steroids. It has been proven that one of the causes of ED is recreational use of anabolic steroids in athletes and bodybuilders. Anabolic steroids help reduce testosterone levels;
Quit smoking. Smoking has a negative effect on your entire body and increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart and many other chronic diseases. This damages your blood vessels, which ultimately leads to impaired blood circulation, which can lead to ED.
Risk group: who needs ED prevention?
One should think about the prevention of erectile dysfunction with natural herbal remedies even if the “male failure” has not yet been observed. The key word is “yet”!
To realize the need to prevent this disease, it is necessary to study the mechanism of its development. Erectile dysfunction provokes a decrease in blood flow to the porous body of the penis. Blood vessels constrict and the erection becomes insufficient or blocked altogether.
Vasoconstriction occurs due to high pressure, high cholesterol levels, prostatitis.
Men over 40 years should prevent ED by treating a number of ailments (underlying causes of impotence).
One should not reject the fact that erectile problems are often caused not by diseases, but by a way of life.
Who is at risk for erectile dysfunction?
- men who abuse smoking, alcohol, take drugs and psychotropic drugs;
- men who lead a sedentary lifestyle (office workers, computer scientists, operators, drivers, etc.);
- men who put themselves at risk of injury and hypothermia;
- men who prefer long-term cycling (resulting in unbalanced pressure on the nerve endings of the penis);
- men who live in ecologically unfavorable areas.
Prevention of ED is an investment in your own health. A violation of erectile function causes a chain reaction in the male body in the form of various problems and failures. And if you do not stop the pathology in time – the result will be sad!
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